Finding Eve Review and Blog Tour

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Finding-EveTitle: Finding Eve

Author: Rita Bay

Published: September 2013

Publisher:  Champagne Book Group

Word Count: 28,000

Genre: Shape-shifter Paranormal

Content Warning: Adult content

Recommended Age: 18+

Synopsis:

Nicholas Lyons, chief physician to the Lyons clan of shape-shifters, has mourned the death of his promised lifemate until a rogue shapeshifter reports having seen her at an exotic animal sale. Accompanied by Marie Lyons who is no stranger to the dark side, her new lifemate Anthony, and the imperious Lady Bat, he embarks on a frantic search for Eve through the dangerous world of exotic animal trafficking.

Eve, whose first memories are of recovering from an injury at an isolated animal refuge, has lived through a succession of owners in a world filled with cages and cruelty. When Eve meets Marie at the exotic animal sale, she begins to have flashes of a different life – a life in which she was something other than feline. Her last sale, however, has landed her as prey to exotic animal hunters and the clock is ticking.

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My Thoughts:

Finding Eve is the second novella in a cat shifter PNR series. I read this story without having read the first novella. I was intrigued by the description and was curious about the cat shifters. I enjoyed reading about a shifter group other than wolves; although, I found myself having difficulty connecting with Eve or Nicholas. To me, Marie stood out as the dominant female character; Eve came off as very broken – so much so I wasn’t sure she would have a happy ending. When things do progress for her and Nicholas, they move quickly (especially when she had spent so much time in cat form). I would have enjoyed more of a build-up.

If you are going to read this, I would recommend reading the stories in order (and not skipping). I think it would have given me background in the cat culture and given me more perspective on The People, Anthony, and Lady Bat so that as a reader I would have had a vested interest in what happened to the characters.

This is a short, easy read with a unique take on PNR. My rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.

About the Author:

Rita’s journey began on the Gulf Coast. Over the years, she lived and/or traveled in the eastern US and Western Europe. While juggling family Rita-Bayand work, she participated in archaeological digs, earned a black belt in Shotokan karate, prospected for gold and crystals, camped across Europe, and volunteered with the American Red Cross Disaster and Education Services. Rita has worked as a registered nurse, educator and school system administrator. She lives with her family on the Gulf Coast, except when she’s in Atlanta, at least for now.

Rita is published in multiple genres with several publishers including paranormal and erotic novellas (Champagne Book Group – Champagne Books and Carnal Passions), historical novels (Siren BookStrand), and contemporary F/M and M/M novellas (Secret Cravings). She posts random bits of historical trivia about western history and culture on Rita Bay’s Blog at ritabay.com.

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The-PactTitle: The Pact

Author: Graeme Brown

Published: May 2013

Publisher: Champagne Book Group

Word Count:  17,000

Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy

Recommended Age: 12+

Synopsis:

Enter the world of Will Lesterall, a boy who’s grown up in the safety of his father’s castle.

Tales of the outside world ruled by warring kings and creatures of nightmare have never seemed a threat, yet on the night celebrating two hundred years of the sacred Pact that has kept Fort Lesterall safe, intrigues ripen, and in the course of a few hours Will is confronted with a choice greater than he can comprehend.

Join an unlikely hero as destiny pulls him into the middle of an ancient conflict between fallen gods and ambitious women, one that demands blood, both holy and wicked, and the power of an ancient fire bound in steel. As swords clash below a watching wood, hope and betrayal war as fiercely as fear and valor.

Whether he lives or dies, Will Lesterall will never be the same.

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 About the Author:

Graeme Brown has been enchanted by the epic fantasy genre since he was a child, and consequently he started creating his own world with itsGraeme-Brown stories at the age of thirteen. Influenced by writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, and George R. R. Martin, he has finally brought the first of those stories to life with his debut title, a short story called The Pact—48 pages that will whisk you away to a dark, medieval fantasy world with gritty realism. When he’s not writing, he can be found exploring number theory problems or writing computer programs, training for a marathon, or unwinding in a yoga hot room. He has also explored other facets of art, both as a hobby and a profession, including vector graphics, pen and ink, classical piano, and web design. He just finished writing the first of many sequels to The Pact, A Thousand Roads.

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Tower-of-ObsidianTitle: Tower of Obsidian

Author: L. T. Getty

Published: February 2013

Publisher: Champagne Book Group

Word Count: 115,000

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Content Warning: Minor Violence

Recommended Age: 13+

Synopsis:

When Kale mac Tadhg is betrayed by his Lord’s men, he is sent on an impossible quest: slay a witch in a tower, and end a people’s curse. Both Kale’s best friend and brother-in-arms Aaron Smithson and former betrothed Aoife of Westgate set out to rescue him, but their journey takes them into the uncharted waters and Northwestern Nordic colonies, to a land cursed and all but forgotten. They begin to realize that there is some truth to old legends. Kale’s rescue comes at a price—for by the time Aaron and Aoife know where to search, like so many before him, Kale is bound to the ancient tower’s fate.

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About the Author:LT-Getty-Pic

L.T. Getty started writing her first novel in junior high, and hasn’t really stopped since. She’s studied kendo, is an open water scuba diver, and has recently taken up archery, and hopes to learn to do it horseback some day. When she’s not writing, she works as a paramedic. When she is writing, it tends to be rather cheeky.

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The-Queens-PawnTitle: The Queen’s Pawn

Author: R. J. Hore

Published: April 2013

Publisher: Champagne Book Group

Word Count: 91,000

Genre: Medieval Fantasy

Recommended Age: 13+

Synopsis:

Young Harow just wanted to stay on the farm for the rest of his life, but his mother insisted he go to school in the City to study to be a priest. Now the City is in flames and he is racing across unfamiliar countryside trying to get the mysterious and sensuous Queen Reginee and her extremely annoying and very spoiled daughter Desiree-Rose to safety.

Of course there is a rebel army on their heels, black wizardry afoot, and sundry and dangerous creatures and villains, monstrous and common, seductive and evil, lurking along the way. If this were not enough for the youth to worry about, the Queen’s amorous chambermaid and bodyguard Mathilde, a smallish giantess, just wants to get him alone.

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 About the Author:

Ron can be found sailing on Lake Winnipeg when not writing novels or critiquing for an on-line magazine He won first prize for a Canadian Ronald-HoreAuthors Association short story contest for a ghostly love story, but his preference is for longer works including a recent trio of medieval-style fantasies and the Housetrap Chronicles fantasy detective series through http://www.burstbooks.ca . Supervised by his understanding wife and a large demanding cat, most of his writing efforts continue toward fantasy, with occasional lapses into science fiction and horror.

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Giveaway Details:

There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:

  • GRAND PRIZE: One winner will receive 5 surprise fantasy eBooks from Champagne Book Group.

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